Photography: Jörg Metzner

Pippi Longstocking

A theatre production based on the books by Astrid Lindgren for children aged 5+.

Pippi Longstocking, real name Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking, is nine years old and lives almost entirely on her own in an old house, Villa Villekulla.

She has no parents. But she does have a small monkey, Mr. Nilsson, a horse called Lilla Gubben that she can carry all by herself, and two cases full of gold. All of this was given to her by her father, a captain, who has been blown out to sea aboard his ship and hasn't been seen since.

Left to look after herself, she has an array of thieves, clumsy policemen and her intrusive Aunt Matilda to deal with. The latter is intent on taking care of Pippi and believes that a children's home would be the best place for such a poor little girl.

But Pippi is smart, and sends all of her enemies running. For she is as strong as an ox, brilliant at thinking up stories riddled with lies, and just as good at inventing her own ingenious games.

Ever since Pippi's been in town, Tommy and Annika have also forgotten what it is to be bored. The three friends stick together, in spite of all turbulences.

Duration: 100 minutes

Nominated for the 2009 IKARUS Award for Oustanding Theatrical Performance for Children.


  • Norma Anthes Pippi
  • Markus Braun Pippi's Father, Policeman, Thief, Woman
  • Maximilian Wrede Tommy, Delivery Man
  • Stefanie Tiedtke Annika, Pippi's Mother
  • Marianne Thies Frau Prysselius
  • Martin Wagner Policeman, Thief, Woman

Director: Günter Jankowiak and Ester Daniel
Costumes: Silvia Albarella
Stage design: Nina Futschik
Lighting: Mario Berneis
Sound: Ralf Jacobsohn